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Simply Spectacular

Review of Amankora
5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 Feb 2019via mobile
With only 18 rooms, you think you’re in a country manor. Arrive and you’re enveloped in service and hospitality. Beautifully maintained property. The staff cannot do enough for you. Just ask. Outstanding restaurant. Beautiful rooms. All manner of surprising amenities, like those cookies that magically appear at the end of the day. Free morning yoga (recommended). Nice spa, with excellent (albeit not cheap) treatments. Steam room but, sadly, no sauna. Mountain bikes. The list goes on. Come to the Amankora and you will not want to leave. Excellent WiFi.
Date of stay: February 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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    Reviewed 18 February 2019

    LOCATION
    It is tucked away in the hills above Thimphu. We walked to the main area, but it was about a 25 minute walk.

    ROOMS
    Spotless! Loved the open concept! Shower needs a curtain as it gets cold and leaks all over the floor. They clean your room or leave you a surprise every time you leave!

    SERVICE
    The service is amazing! They bent over backwards for us!

    EXCURSIONS
    The Buddha Dordenma statue is beautiful.
    We LOVED hiking to the hidden monestary.
    Seeing the paper factory and all the art shops was interesting!

    GIVING BACK
    Stop by the Bhutan Animal Rescue and Care to make a donation to help spay/neuter the street dogs. Contact them prior to your trip to see if there is anything you can bring in your suitcase!

    Date of stay: January 2019
    • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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    Reviewed 11 February 2019

    it is a super luxury hotel in bhutan ,the high quality service with amenity facilite hotel in Thimphu of Bhutan . and a clean envinroment ,,really offer a confortable condition special the location is much better

    Date of stay: December 2018
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    AmankoraBhutan, General Manager at Amankora, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2019

    Dear Tenzinlhasa,

    Kuzuzangpo la and thank you for taking the time to write your review of your experience at Amankora Thimphu.

    We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our facilities and tranquil location!

    Hopefully we do have a chance to welcome you back to Thimphu, or are other 4 lodges in Bhutan.

    All the very best from Thimphu,

    Tashi Delek,
    John Reed
    Country Manager, Amankora

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    Reviewed 7 January 2019

    From what I understand from the wonderful staff, this hotel is 12 years old. It has that wonderful spartan, zen feel that Aman resorts are known for. Our room was large and very comfortable except for regulating the temperature. The bathroom, and toilet area need upgrading. You could not take a shower without getting your head wet and there was no heat in the little toilet room. The restaurant was wonderful and the staff warm and helpful. Just needs some upgrades as newer hotels start opening in Thimphu.

    Date of stay: December 2018
    • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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    AmankoraBhutan, General Manager at Amankora, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2019

    Dear Louise L,

    Kuzuzangpo la and thank you for taking the time to write your review of your stay at Amankora Thimphu.

    I will be passing on your wonderful praise to all of our team, as it really does motivate them. Many have been with us since the beginning. Thank you also for your feedback on the bathroom, I will be discussing this with our engineering team to see where improvements can be made!

    Hopefully we do have a chance to welcome you back to Thimphu, and hopefully our other lodges in Paro, Punakha, Gangtey & Bumthang too.

    All the very best from Thimphu,

    Tashi Delek,
    John Reed
    Country Manager, Amankora

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    Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

    You couldn’t pay me write something negative about Amankora Thimphu. This place was perfection - it spoils you for any other resort in Bhutan. Here’s an example: I thought it would be fun to try archery. Within fifteen minutes, the hotel arranged for a private instructor and a staff member who stood by me with the requisite wine and accoutrements used while shooting. The evening lecture by a Monk was fascinating.

    The food was outstanding, and it was possible to get a Bhutanese menu. The resort is beautifully designed and the rooms are huge and well appointed (although I know of my wife would have been with me she would have preferred a little privacy in the bathroom which was open to the rest of the suite.

    I’d return in a second. I stayed in some really fine resorts in Bhutan, but this place set the bar really high. And the staff couldn’t have been more accommodating.

    Date of stay: November 2018
    Trip type: Travelled solo
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    JohnReedAmankora, General Manager at Amankora, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2018

    Dear NantucketJoe,

    Kuzuzangpo la and thank you for taking the time to write your review of your stay at Amankora Thimphu. It's a real pleasure to hear such high praise from you & your wife.

    The archery is lots of fun and I'm glad you found time to try out the national sport. I will pass on the compliments to the instructor and to the chef for the work him and his team did during your stay.

    Hopefully we do have a chance to welcome you back to Thimphu, and hopefully our other lodges in Paro, Punakha, Gangtey & Bumthang. Until then, safe travels!

    All the very best from Thimphu,

    Tashi Delek,
    John Reed
    Country Manager, Amankora

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    Reviewed 15 November 2018

    Travellers in Bhutan should not necessarily expect the same quality of food on offer in 5 star hotels elsewhere. Having said that, we stayed in various hotels (not just Aman) during our stay and found the food at Amankora Thimphu a little disappointing - with the exception of a very good breakfast offering. The resort is impressive in appearance (with the typical monumental style of a Kerry Hill designed hotel) but could be more comfortable. We did not like the open bathroom concept of the rooms and found much of the furniture uncomfortable (architects should not necessarily design furniture in my opinion). Having made these criticisms, the hotel still ranks as very good because of the amazing staff - well trained, delightful and genuinely interested in the comfort of their guests).

    Date of stay: November 2018
    • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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